New Bob Thompson Torrefied D Guitar
Torrefied Honduran Mahogany back & sides
Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top
Please read below more about what is involved in the torrefication process!
Macassar Ebony body & fretboard bindings
Traditional Herringbone top trim
Rope purfling forms the rosette and finishes the tail end graft
25.377" scale length
Bob uses a process of intonation that makes the guitar play in tune, even if you put a capo on it
Laminated back bracing
Carbon fibre reinforced top bracing
Bone nut, saddle and bridge pins (with paua dots)
Mother of Pearl headstock logo
Gold Gotoh open back tuning machines with Ebony buttons
The finish on this guitar is in keeping with the rustic look that the torrefication process gives the guitar
Bob did not buff it all the way up to high gloss, but it is a slick semi-satin finish, similar to what we find on Lowden guitars
It makes for a great feel and super fast neck
The guitar has, essentially, been pre-maturely aged by the torrefication, and this is reflected in the tone
It is MASSIVE, and sounds like a vintage guitar right out of the box
Dry, I'm telling ya, Dry as a bag of bones!
WHAT IS TORREFIED WOOD?
Eco-friendly and 100% natural, it contains no chemical product.
The secret of the beauty of torrefied wood is of course the torrefaction treatment itself. This technique involves heating the wood at very high temperatures in a customized dryer room. Practically free of moisture, the wood then becomes more stable, more durable and resistant to deterioration. It is also insect resistant!
At the end of the heating process, the boards have a rich, golden color.
Torrefied wood is a great alternative to exotic wood.
And it sounds pretty darn AMAZING !!
New guitars sound like vintage instruments.